Pharmacotherapy Plays Main Role in Managing Acute Epiploic Appendagitis: A Case Report

  • Touraj Asvadi-Kermani 1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Farnaz Naeimzadeh 2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Javad Jalili 3Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of medical sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Haleh Rezaee Mail 2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Case Reports;, Epiploic Appendagitis, Acute Abdomen, Computed Tomography


Epiploic appendagitis is natural fats at the anti-mesenchymal surface of the colon. EP is self- limited. Misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary hospitalization, antibiotic therapy, and surgical intervention. The incidence reported 8.8 cases / million / year. Here, we report on 36-year-old female patient who presented with acute abdominal pain that was getting worse with the change of position. Based on these symptoms and double contrast computed tomography, she was diagnosed with epiploic appendagitis in adjacent to the sigmoid. The patient was treated successfully with conservative management and antibiotics. Since the signs and symptoms of epiploic appendagitis are nonspecific, but considering of this disease as one of the differential diagnoses of acute abdominal pain can prevent the disease from misdiagnosing.


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Asvadi-Kermani T, Naeimzadeh F, Jalili J, Rezaee H. Pharmacotherapy Plays Main Role in Managing Acute Epiploic Appendagitis: A Case Report. J Pharm Care. 8(2):93-95.
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